Compare 2003 Suzuki Aerio vs 2003 Ford Taurus

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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S 26 32 $12,961 $13,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic S 26 31 $13,921 $14,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual GS 26 32 $14,113 $14,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual SX 26 32 $14,401 $14,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual w/ABS GS 26 32 $14,573 $15,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual w/ABS SX 26 32 $14,861 $15,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic GS 26 31 $15,073 $15,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic SX 26 31 $15,361 $15,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic w/ABS GS 26 31 $15,533 $16,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic w/ABS SX 26 31 $15,821 $16,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD GS 24 28 $16,033 $16,699
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD SX 24 28 $16,321 $16,999
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS GS 24 28 $16,493 $17,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 28 $16,781 $17,499
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,961
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,499
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.9 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2604 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
141 @ 5700 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Aerio Ford Taurus
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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